noun (plural dinghies)
1A small boat for recreation or racing, especially an open boat with a mast and sails.
- Some categories of boats are full, such as yachts, sailing dinghies and self-drive motor boats.
- Still undaunted by what was acknowledged, at the time, as the longest distance ever sailed in an open dinghy out of sight of land, the King planted a flag at the base to commemorate the event.
- Some other members were on hand to demonstrate how to rig the sails on a sailing dinghy and show the layout of a boat to the trainees.
1.1A small inflatable rubber boat.
- The lifeboat located four kayakers, who had landed at a cove east of Spain tower, and the lifeboat launched an inflatable dinghy to rescue the stranded kayakers.
- The La Malouine was nearest and proceeded to attempt to pick up the crew that by this time were in their rubber dinghy.
- This, too, will be the venue for the Festival Regatta, when inflatable dinghies will race from Barrow Bridge to Spa Bridge.
Early 19th century (denoting a rowing boat used on rivers in India): from Hindi ḍiṅgī. The -gh in English serves to indicate the hard g.
Words that rhyme with dinghyclingy, springy, stingy, stringy, swingy, thingy, zingy
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